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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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UWOL 13 -"Patterns In Green" by Chris Barcellos

Here it is on Vimeo and Youtube if you prefer....

Patterns In Green on Vimeo

YouTube - Patterns In Green
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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Chris, wonderful, razor sharp video, liked it very much!
You got some very nice pans and the DOF you get with this setup is absolutely stunning. Colors was beautiful, any corretion done in post?

I've heard so much of the 5D MK II and I'm very curious about the technical spec in this shoot.
If possible please post shutter/aperture and what lenses used? Also did you use any dolly for the pans?

Very good work, I'm very much tempted to buy a 5D MK II myself. But awaiting awail to see if any firmware for more manual control or if the prosumer division of Canon will surprise all of us with some new gear soon!
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #3
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Just loved it.
The DOF and colour where amazing.

The VImeo version, played choppy, but was much better quality, than the You Tube post.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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Per Johan: These shots were all accomplished at macro focus on the a Takumar -A 28-80mm zoom. I bought the lens on Ebay for around $40, with idea of using it for a 35 mm adapter back a few years ago. The macro on the lens is only engaged at 80mm end, and there is play with the area it engagement to give some leeway from distance from the lens.

Most of the shots were done at higher than ISO 125 or more, and that would mean shutter speed, per tests by others on this forum was at 1/33. Aperature was a usually wide open, or one stop down. Since the lens at that end has a minimum of F4.5, I probably was at F 5.6 to F 8.

Only color correction in post was through levels filter in Vegas.

Pans were accomplishing using my manfrotto tripod, and 503, using the old rubber band trick....smoothing the pans by pulling a on the rubber band hooked to the tripod handle.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:32 PM   #5
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Chris,
Great textures and contrasts. Overall, with the music, very relaxing and not at all chaotic. Nice rack focus, too.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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Chris,

Very pretty, very nicely shot. I loved the camera movement, it really look like dolly shots, not pans.

BTW....neat camera ya got there...

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Old May 26th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #7
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Chris,

I loved the overall quality of images!! Definitely an essay on the order of our natural world. All those lovely flowers so early in the year!! At least for here!!

I loved the use of the depth of field.

the colors were rich!! I often use levels with my images!! a nice tool that keeps the images pretty normal.

A nice piece perhaps named "Solitude".

thanks for sharing!!!
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #8
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I love it! The rack focus at 2:25 and the bokeh in the shot at 2:45 were by far my favorite. There was one shot with the blades of grass that there was one very close in the foreground and very out of focus that I found more distracting than anything, but that was a minor thing on one shot. Overall a wonderful selection of shots and some great patterns and detail!

Oh, and I bet you were cursing one very specific bird that left a present on one of the leaves. Gotta love working with what you've got, eh? =D

I love how peaceful and unhurried this is. It really gives you time to admire in great detail. Thanks for giving me a bit more relaxation in my morning!
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #9
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Chris, this was nice to watch.
So crisp images and colors. Great macro work you did.
I think the music fits well too.

Thank you for sharing.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #10
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Another person who knows how to get better greens than me!

Chris, I loved the colours and the depth of field in your film. Those slow pans were brilliant, and the images were beautifully clear, the leaf structures were well presented.

It's a great camera you got, but there's an even greater camera operator behind it. Very well done, and thanks for sharing.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 12:52 PM   #11
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Wow Chris, you had me sold by the second shot! :)
I love saturated color and yours was breathtaking. It was a simple idea but so wonderfully executed. Sometimes the KISS formula is often the best.

Great camera movement! I thought the music suited the piece wonderfully.

Fantastic work!!
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I watch the videos before I read the feedback. Now having read the feedback on this one, Carl Middleton's comments are exactly what I thought. Both that out of focus blade of grass, and the bird dropping on a leaf were slight glitches on an otherwise excellent piece. I certainly shows some of the Canon's capabilities. Perhaps I shouldn't have got Nikon stills equipment!
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:24 AM   #13
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Annie, Carl : You must be watching the film in the low resolution. The leaf with "bird droppingS" is actually a leaf with a spider web spun around it....
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 04:23 PM   #14
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I'll take your word for it, Chris, after all you saw it in close up and we as viewers didn't. Bit I did find it a bit of a distraction
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First Mat, now you and Per showing us what can be done with a still camera in the world of video. Truly amazing. Really beautiful shots and very appropriate music to go with it.
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